Living in Illinois, I know something of the ravages of big government Republicanism.
It’s an approach to governance that sends people scurrying for the exits before the bills come due.
Which is why Trump’s decision to fund Obamacare and Planned Parenthood, bump up the subsidies for P-hat-approved art and reward the swamp monsters with increased office allotments was a disastrous one.
Illinois is a model to discontinue not replicate.
In Illinois, the physical exodus from the state has cemented the GOP as the superminority party.
Nationally, the evacuation will be of a partisan nature not a physical one but the result will be the same: Democrat control.
In 2008 and 2012, the nation chose to scale Chicago Democrat governance nationally. It did no better inside the Beltway than it’s done in the Land of Lincoln, an officially-decreed Trump-free zone.
If Trump was looking for a Midwestern model to emulate, he would’ve done better to look to the states he actually won or ask his Vice President.